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Alibaba Group's Buy+ virtual reality project is a centerpiece of the first Taobao Makers Festival.

Retail

Virtual Reality, New Brands a Focus of First Taobao Maker Festival

The festival runs through Sunday and includes 72 retailers chosen by Alibaba’s Taobao to highlight the benefits of the platform.

– July 23, 2016

Business

U.S. Slams China in WTO Over Trade Policy

In 2015, China’s goods imports contracted 14.2 percent to $1.68 trillion.

– July 22, 2016

The new facade of Prada's Canton Road store in Hong Kong.

Retail

Prada Expands and Renovates Hong Kong Store

The Italian luxury group has expanded and renovated its store in the city, located on Canton Road, in a vote of confidence in Hong Kong.

– July 22, 2016

The new Cover Story store in the Mall of India in New Delhi.

Retail

India’s Future Style Lab Opens New Concept Stores

The stores for the new brand Cover Story are in Mumbai and New Delhi.

– July 22, 2016

A Clio Professional ad

Beauty

Korea’s Clio Cosmetics Aims Globally With L Capital Asia

The LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton-backed fund has bought a minority stake in the beauty company, which is planning to go public later this year.

– July 21, 2016

Nicky Hilton, Peter Copping and Amy Fine Collins.

Fashion

Industry’s Latest Talk: Who’s Next for Oscar?

What’s next for Oscar de la Renta Inc. after creative director Peter Copping’s departure remains to be seen but an in-house team will handle next season’s collection.

– July 21, 2016

Anya Hindmarch

Fashion

Anya Hindmarch Talks China, Brexit and Pokémon

The designer, in Hong Kong for an event with Lane Crawford, spoke about Chinese consumers’ desire for individualism and the need to bring more fun back into fashion.

– July 21, 2016

Yoshio Kubo Spring 2017 Show

Fashion

Yoshio Kubo Spring 2017 Show

Known for his high-energy, theatrical runway shows and avant-garde streetwear, the Japanese designer showed a decidedly more toned-down collection for spring.

– July 21, 2016

Alber Elbaz

Fashion

Is Alber Elbaz Joining Uniqlo?

According to sources, Lanvin’s former creative director has held discussions with Uniqlo’s corporate parent about some form of collaboration.

– July 21, 2016

Tissot Smart-Touch

Business

Swiss Watch Exports Fall 16.1% in June

Foreign sales of Swiss timepieces are set to fall by 10 percent in 2016, the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry forecast.

– July 21, 2016